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Valencia sacked their manager ahead of the match against Barcelona in La Liga, in which they were beaten 5-2. It was quite shocking news for the fans of Valencia as Marcelino was certainly doing a great job at Valencia. Under his management, Valencia was able to finish in the top four of the La Liga in the previous two seasons. On the other hand, Valencia was able to beat Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final in the previous season.

What Was The Update Coming From Spain About Valencia

According to the reports in Spain, there was a fallout between the former manager of Valencia and the owner of the club. As a result of it, the manager of Valencia had to be sacked. Albert Celades is going to take the responsibility of the interim manager of Valencia at this moment. It would certainly not be easy for the new manager to take responsibility ahead of two big clashes against Barcelona in La Liga (which they lost) and Chelsea in the Champions League.

The beginning of the season was not according to the plans for Valencia. They dropped two points in the first match against Real Sociedad. In the next match against Celta Vigo, they were beaten with a margin of 1-0. In the last match before the International break, they were victorious against RCD Mallorca with a margin of 2-0. However, it was not enough for the manager of Valencia, Marcelino to save his job.

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Valencia is in a tough group in the Champions League. They are placed with Chelsea, Ajax and Lille in the Group. They will play their first match against Chelsea on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League. Ahead of that, that will play against Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday.

The Blues will certainly try to take full advantage of the dismal state of Valencia at this moment. A victory against Valencia will certainly be helpful for them to qualify to the next round of the Champions League. However, the quality of the players at Valencia will certainly be able to produce a great performance against Frank Lampard’s side. Chelsea is also not looking very much convincing in this season. They were able to get only one win in the Premier League so far.

What Next For The Club From West London?

In the first match against Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Blues were beaten with a huge margin of 4-0. In the next match, they dropped two points against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. However, they picked up their first win against Norwich City with a margin of 3-2. In the fourth match of the season, they again dropped two points against the newly-promoted side Sheffield United.

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Despite that, they destroyed a Wolves side 5-2, which was considered to be a tough lot. The defensive unit of Chelsea are leaking goals very easily and that is the main concern of Frank Lampard at this moment. However, Antonio Rudiger did come back from injuries against Wolves. Kante should return soon.

The Blues will hope that their defence will look solid after the inclusion of these two players in the starting eleven, which will help them beat the likes of Valencia and then eventually Liverpool. If their team fails to be in top gear once again in mid-week, the combination of Rodrigo Moreno and Kevin Gameiro will be able to cause a lot of problems in the opening fixture of the Champions League.